Friendship, Relationship, taking the risk of wanting to live with other people,  and a commonwealth of other things I dare not try to name, has brought me to Athens, Ohio to be with the Common Friars.  It can be  simple and beautiful  living with other people but it is never easy; it takes work and courage.

    I am who I am because of many communions with people and place. By seeking to become more present to people like Paul, Sarah, Ruth, and Tom I am learning how to become more present to all of creation, all people and places (let alone present to myself). Whether that be around a meal table, or with my hands in the garden soil, it is all about being present to all nouns.

     It is a gift that these are the people and this is the place where I am experiencing such life.

( Music by Kelly Latimore.)




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